November 17, 2016 /

Amyloidosis is a generic term, defined as extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low-molecular (light) weight subunits of normal serum protein. It’s one of those conditions that doesn’t fit neatly into one organ system but here are the things …
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September 5, 2016 /

It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Regardless of whether you’re studying for your ABIM board exam, USMLE Step, ABFM, PANCE exams (or any other medical board exam), it’s important to understand systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Diagnostic criteria for SLE can be remembered …
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October 14, 2015 /

American actress and singer Selena Gomez revealed last week in a Billboard interview that she has been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), a rheumatological condition commonly tested on the USMLE Steps, Medicine Shelf, and ABIM Board Exam. She apparently …
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December 1, 2013 /

As we begin #RheumWeek in our preparation of the ABIM and Internal Medicine Shelf exam review, here is a question directly out of the Knowmedge QVault. Give it your best shot and then see below for the answer.   42-year-old …
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September 8, 2013 /

This week’s sample ABIM Exam Review Question comes directly from the Knowmedge QVault which covers topics listed on the ABIM Board Exam blueprint   Question   37-year-old female with history significant for rheumatoid arthritis is currently on hyroxychloroquine and methotrexate. …
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July 28, 2013 /

Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   30-year-old male, with a history of tobacco use, presents with lower back pain and stiffness that improves as the day progresses. It also improves with exercise. …
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June 9, 2013 /

An important topic to understand as you prepare for the Internal Medicine Board or ABIM exam is Rheumatoid Arthritis.   PATHOPHYSIOLOGY   Unlike the similar-sounding disorder osteoarthritis (which was last week’s disease profile), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that …
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June 2, 2013 /

Osteoarthritis is a common condition and is a topic every internist should have a firm grasp of – in practice and for the Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam.   Due to the aging baby boomer population and the increase in …
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